Once I could make rotis / phulkas, I decided to make a variation. I wanted to make palak rotis. They are healthy and quiet tasty as well. Its also a great way to make kids (small and big alike) eat their spinach. So here’s what I did. The rolling out and cooking is similar to the Phulkas on Aayi’s Recipes.
100 gm frozen Spinach - cooked in microwave as per instructions and cooled
1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
5 to 6 sprigs coriander (leaves and stems)
Salt to taste
For the Rotis:
2 cups Chapati Atta
Warm Milk to knead the dough
A few drops of Oil
Ghee / Oil for cooking (Optional)
- Blend the Spinach, Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Ginger Garlic Paste, Coriander and salt to a smooth paste. Add water only if needed.
- Add this to the dry Chapati Atta and mix well.
- Add enough warm milk to knead a soft dough.
- Cover it in a few drops of oil, wrap it in cling film and let it rest for atleast 20 mins.
- After it has rested, remove the cling film and knead it for 2 mins again.
- Now make golf sized balls (I usually get about 8 to 9 balls with 2 cups of atta).
- Take 1 ball and roll it
- Fry like a Phulka.
- Once the Phulka is ready, smear it with oil / ghee. Remember, a little goes a long way.
- Serve with curry / curd / pickle